CDL Testing in Colorado is no longer done at the Driver’s License branches. The CDL Skills Test is now administered through third-party testing centers, licensed by the State of Colorado CDL Compliance to provide third party testing.
The commercial driver’s license (CDL) is made up of three parts, a pre-trip test, backing/maneuvers test, and a road test. If you have any questions about the test, it is outlined in Sections 11, 12, and 13 of the CDL handbook. It is important to look over this information so that you know exactly what you will be tested on, and so that you don’t run into any problems on test day.
In the past, when drivers were going to take the test for their CDL in the State of Colorado, they had to go to the Driver’s License branch at the Department of Motor Vehicles. This is not longer the protocol. The CDL Skills Test will now be administered through a third party testing center. United States Truck Driving School is one of these centers. Our school has been licensed by the State of Colorado CDL Compliance to provide third party testing.
There are 4 types of licenses that we are authorized to test for:
- Class A Combination Vehicles (GVWR 26,001 lbs. or more)
- Class A w/NTT
- Class B Straight Truck (GVWR 26,001 lbs. or more)
- Class C Small vehicles w/hazmat or passenger
There are also certain Endorsements that we are authorized to test for:
- BP2 Bus, 15 passengers or more plus the driver
- CP1 Passengers
- S School bus
Additional Information You Should Know About Taking Your CDL Test at United States Truck Driving School:
To take your test, you will need to bring your DOT card, your vehicle driver’s license, and your CDL Permit.
You must hold your CDL permit for 14 days before you can take your test.
We currently have two locations in Colorado. One is located in the Denver metro area, the other is located in Colorado Springs.
If you are going to be taking a test in Colorado Springs, we do not offer all tests. If you are considering taking your test at this location, you should contact the office to find out what tests are offered.
If you want to take the test for your CDL license but don’t need training, our Denver (Wheat Ridge) Campus has opened our outside CDL Testing to include Fridays and Saturdays. Testing will now be held Monday through Saturday at that location for your convenience.
A new policy came into effect as of July 8, 2015: If you take a test on a vehicle with an automatic transmission, there will be restrictions placed on your license that you will only be allowed to drive an automatic. If you don’t want a restriction, you would need to take the test on a vehicle with a manual transmission. If you take your test on a vehicle with a manual transmission, there will be no restrictions placed on your CDL.
If you are going to be taking your test at our Denver campus, all Class A testing vehicles have manual transmissions. For Class B CDL’s, we have vehicles with both manual and automatic transmissions.
Our Colorado Springs campus provides Class A and Class B testing on vehicles with only manual transmissions.
For more information on our Colorado CDL testing, truck driver training, pricing, or to schedule a test, contact the United States Truck Driving School at either number listed below: